Lower East Side Links

–Groundbreaking took place for the new Union Square “tech hub.” [Patch]

–Two new studies challenge the conventional wisdom regarding gentrification. [New York Magazine]

–Some people are not very impressed with a proposed sculpture destined for Canal Street in Chinatown. [Architect’s Newspaper]

–A dog leaps off a rooftop on the Lower East Side, plunges through the sunroof of a parked car and survives. [Gothamist]

–Is Gaia, the Lower East Side’s quirkiest Italian restaurant, on the verge of closing? Well, Gaia is dropping hints, but it’s not the first time that’s happened. [EV Grieve]

–It’s National Night Out: fun and games begin on East Broadway at 4 p.m. [Twitter]